Friday is here and so are our every week’s contest winners. After last week’s unusual Titus and Myla, clear the decks to applaud Isaac Alexander and Everleigh Michelle!
Let’s uncover the meaning of these names and try to resolve the unfathomable: what inspired the parents to choose them?
Isaac already caught our attention a few weeks ago, in its Slavic spelling moderation Izak. The classic English spelling Isaac fits much better though, mainly as it eliminates the doubts about the pronunciation. Isaac is an old Hebrew name which means ‘one who brings laughter’ and it first appeared in the Bible. The most famous bearers until today remain Sir Isaac Newton, a 17th century English mathematician and physicist, and Isaac Asimov, an American science-fiction author.
Everleigh is definitely the less conventional one in our duo today. It is a spelling variant of Everly, or Everley, both of which being originally used as surnames and meaning ‘from a wild boar meadow’. It was derived from a place name and until today there are several places in the world of the same name. There might be some concerns about the pronunciation. Historically, Leigh developed as a variant of Lee, thus the pronunciation should be the same – LEE. However, some sources also mention Ever-LAI, so it really depends on what pronunciation the parents had in mind, and let’s face it, that just makes the girl’s life a little bit harder…
So, dear moms and soon-to-be moms, would it be science, literature or the Bible that inspired Isaac’s parents? And is anyone bold enough to crack the Everleigh pronunciation puzzle?
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